The Castello di Grinzane Cavour overlooking the hills of the homonym village of Alba, Grinzane Cavour, immersed in a gorgeous landscape of geometric shapes.
2014, which historical symbol of Piedmont, the Castle was nominated World Cultural Heritage of Humanity – UNESCO, within the site “I Paesaggi Vitivinicoli di Langhe, Roero e Monferrato”.
This ancient Monument of the 11th century belonged to the Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, an important piemondtese statesman and leading figure of the Italian Unification.
He stayed in Grinzane from 1832 to the 1949 and in the meantime he was Mayor of this country. He emphasised the land and its local traditions; he personally cared the first techniques for improving the wines, such as the noble Barolo, thanks to the method of aging in wooden barrels.
Currently the Castello di Grinzane welcomes tourists and visitors of all the world and it is an important reference point of the gastronomic delights and local wines.
It guests since 1967 the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour and some important Institutions: